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Essential Reads (Book Review)

Pour yourself a glass and grab a wine book to pore over as you warm up by the fire this winter! Here are our recommendations from our December issue: Great Wine Families: A Journey through Europe, by Fiona Morrison, MW (Académie du Vin Library, 2019; $39) {image_1}Behind...Read Full Story

André Simon Drink Book Awards Shortlist Announced (News & Features)

Attention book lovers: The shortlists for the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards have been announced. Named for a former wine shipper and writer who was central to the English wine trade in the first half of the 1900s, the awards have been given since 1978. This year’s wine-book...Read Full Story

Top Scoring Wines from Around the World at the Top 100 Symposium (News & Features)

Join us at the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Symposium in NYC on January 14, 2020 to taste a diverse range of great wines. Here's a snapshot of the year's highest scoring wines by country, just a small sample of the top-scoring...Read Full Story

The W&S Top 100 Comes to NYC (News & Features)

For the past 16 vintages, we’ve celebrated the year’s most exemplary wineries at our San Francisco Top 100 Tasting. It’s an evening of extraordinary wine and food, offering wine discoveries to amateurs and industry pros...Read Full Story

11/1/2019 (News & Features)

Importers of the Year 2019 (News & Features)

{image_1} SKURNIK WINES & SPIRITS New York, NY Founded in 1987 by Michael Skurnik 178 wineries in 12 countries Strengths: Austria, Burgundy, Champagne, Germany, Italy This year’s standouts include Bründlmayer, Vincent Dampt, Pierre Gimmonet & Fils, Schloss Gobelsburg, Hirsch, Mullineux, Pedro...Read Full Story

The Top 100 Wineries of 2019 (News & Features)

Each year, our panels and critics blind taste more than 11,000 wines from around the globe, presenting the most distinctive selections to our readers. Our Top 100 Wineries are those with the highest scores and the most consistent showing throughout the year. In 2019, our critics focused on specific regions, delving deeper...Read Full Story

Seven New Master Sommeliers (News & Features)

{image_1}The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has welcomed seven new Master Sommeliers into their ranks after the conclusion of the examination held in St. Louis on September 11. Nick Davis, Mariya Kovacheva, Justin Moor, Vincent Morrow, Joshua Orr, Jeremy Shanker and Jill Zimorski were awarded the title and congratulated...Read Full Story

Eight Earn Masters of Wine (News & Features)

Included in this 2019 MW class are Heidi Mäkinen MW, Finland, Thomas Curtius MW, Germany and Gus Jian Zhu MW from the US. Julien Boulard MW and Edward Ragg MW join the court from China, while Dominic Farnsworth MW, Lydia Harrison MW and Christine Marsiglio MW join from the...Read Full Story

Rare Wines, for a Cause (News & Features)

{image_1}To be featured at the Primum Familiae Vini Gala Dinner and Auction on October 16 are Marchesi Antinori, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Domaine Clarence Dillon, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Müller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Famille Perrin, Pol Roger, Symington Family Estates, Tenuta San Guido, Familia Torres and Vega Sicilia. The...Read Full Story

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